The Little Teashop in Tokyo
Grab your passport and escape to a land of dazzling skycrapers, steaming bowls of comforting noodles, and a page-turning love story that will make you swoon!
For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams are coming true.
Until she arrives in vibrant, bustling Tokyo and comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago, gorgeous photographer Gabe.
Fiona can’t help but remember the heartache of their last meeting but amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, can Fiona and Gabe start to see life – and each other – differently?
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.
Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her thirteenth novel, The Little Teashop in Tokyo will be published in ebook and paperback this June.
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when I have received an E-Mail from Rachel regarding the blog tour for this amazing book, I knew that I had to jump on the train and accept the invite. I’m not sure have I already talked about it on here, but I love Asia and I love Japan so much. Seeing that this book was set in Japan, was enough to grab my attention and make me read.
This whole book is filled with amazing stuff; you get to know Japan and it’s culture more, you get to enjoy tea ceremony, you learn about photography, you ‘visit’ some of the iconic landmarks and you get a beautiful romance in the end. Can you ask for more?!
I think my favorite part (aside the romance), was for sure travelling through the Japan and reading about it. At moments, it felt like I’m there with Fiona and I’m enjoying things with her. If anything, this book makes me want to travel to Japan as soon as it will be possible.
I loved the learning about different things throughout this book; things like “wabi sabi” for example. But also, the clash between modern and tradition. Often, Tokyo is portrayed in media like this hi-tech, modern town but there is so much more to it than this. There is so much tradition and I love it because of that.
If you love Japan and would love to travel there, at least through the book, I would recommend you this book. You will for sure enjoy it. And if you are a tea lover on top of it, then you can’t go wrong with it. Pick this book up and let it take you to Tokyo.
Love and light,
Rating: 5* out of 5